National Park Service Press Release

John Day Fossil Beds National Monument – This week’s National Park Getaway
For Immediate Release:
June 12, 2013
Contact(s):   Shelley Hall, John Day Fossil Beds, 541-987-2333, ext 1212

Kat Kirby, NPS Headquarters, 202-208-6843


John Day Fossil Beds National Monument – This week’s National Park Getaway

KIMBERLY, Ore. – Hidden within the sagebrush covered hills and badlands of eastern Oregon is evidence of past worlds covered by ancient forests and inhabited by strange looking beasts.

Although paleontologists have been studying the area for nearly 150 years, the forces of erosion still uncover previously unknown plants and animals buried within the rocks. Many of the most dynamic finds from the John Day Fossil Beds are on display at the Thomas Condon Paleontology Center, where visitors can peer inside the fossil laboratory as paleontologists work on new finds. Read more

 

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